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There is a better way to resolve your divorce disputes

The end of a marriage usually involves difficult feelings regarding important matters such as property division and child custody. These are emotionally charged issues, and strong feelings can lead to disputes, which in turn lead to costly and stressful litigation. While many California couples who are divorcing do end up in court, that is not the only way to divorce.

Through alternative dispute resolution, you may be able to resolve your divorce disputes faster than you would through litigation, reaching beneficial outcomes that are better and more sustainable for every member of the family. If you are facing divorce, you may find it useful to learn more about the benefits of mediation.

Why should you consider mediation?

Divorce is never easy, but many couples look for ways to ease the strain and stress of this complex process. Mediation not only is a simpler process than a litigated divorce, it also offers you the following benefits:

  • It costs less.
  • It is less stressful for every member of the family.
  • It allows you to keep the details of your divorce agreement confidential.
  • There is less formality in the process than there would be if it went to court.
  • It can allow two parents who must co-parent to protect their working relationship.
  • It can lead to a better result because the two parties have more control over the outcome.
  • It typically leads to a higher chance that both parties will comply with the terms of the final agreement.

Mediation employs a neutral third party whose role is to move conversations forward, ask important questions and help couples work through important issues. Not only is this much less traumatic than an adversarial court battle, it allows both you and your spouse to address unique and specific concerns, such as special needs children or odd work schedules.

Is this choice possible for you and your spouse?

Mediation will not work for every couple. In order to work, both parties must commit to negotiating and discussions to resolve hard issues and disputes. It is not necessary to like each other or get along to make mediation work, just to have a desire to reach a strong, workable agreement and a commitment to avoid litigation.

Before you make any decisions that could have a significant impact on your life, you would be wise to learn about your divorce options, which may include mediation. This method of alternative dispute resolution could offer you a better way to divorce.

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